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Tesla Autopilot loses to GM’s Super Cruise in Consumer Reports ratings
Back in February, I got very excited about the Cadillac CT6 sedan. It didn't handle better than its competitors. It wasn't faster or better put-together. But it did come with Super Cruise; a cutting edge semi-autonomous driving assist that combines HD mapping and a proper driver monitoring system. Super Cruise is geofenced, so it only works on divided lane highways.

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Here are the top ways people die while taking selfies and “being cool”
Say cheese—and watch out for that jagged cliff behind you. A group of health researchers in India have tried to tally the death toll from selfie taking, counting 259 deaths worldwide from October 2011 to November 2017. In doing so, they also caught a blurry glimpse of the leading ways in which people perish during dicey photo ops.

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War Stories: Serious Sam almost didn’t happen—until crates saved the day
Welcome to another edition of "War Stories," where we coerce developers into talking about problems that kept them from making the games that made them famous. We've previously chatted with the likes of 's Lord British, s Paul Neurath, and 's Brad Wardell. Today's video takes us across the Atlantic to Eastern Europe, to the offices of Croatian developer Croteam—the…

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TiVo Bolt OTA review: For would-be cord-cutters with great antenna reception
Despite the plethora of services and devices dedicated to satisfying your binge-watching need, veteran company TiVo hasn't been completely pushed out yet. The company has made an effort to modernize over the past few years, elevating its DVR boxes with features like voice commands and access to third-party streaming apps. Now, TiVo is going after a specific group of cord-cutters—those…

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A shadowy op-ed campaign is now smearing SpaceX in space cities
In early August, Boeing's Leanne Caret and SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell took the stage at Johnson Space Center to announce the first astronauts who will fly on their commercial crew spacecraft. It was a significant moment to see two of the most powerful women in aerospace alongside one another—two fierce competitors coming together for the good of the country.

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TiVo Bolt OTA review: Not quite a set-top box, not quite a full TiVo experience
Despite the plethora of services and devices dedicated to satisfying your binge-watching need, veteran company TiVo hasn't been completely pushed out yet. The company has made an effort to modernize over the past few years, elevating its DVR boxes with features like voice commands and access to third-party streaming apps. Now, TiVo is going after a specific group of cord-cutters—those…

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Alienware m15 laptop sports thinnest Dell gaming design, Nvidia Max-Q GPUs
Dell hopped on the ultra-portable gaming-PC bandwagon with a revamped Alienware laptop designed to appeal to serious and wannabe gamers alike. The new Alienware m15 touts its thin-and-light design as one of its best traits: users can bring the 4.7-pound laptop around with them more easily than any other Alienware laptop, and they won't have to sacrifice performance when they…

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Report: A new Nintendo Switch model will arrive in 2019
One insight missing from the report is that Nintendo's original primary supplier of LCD panels, Japan Display Inc, made far fewer Switch screens in 2017 than they did in 2016. According to one Nikkei report, that switch may be due to JDI shifting gears as a company, and focusing more on OLED panel production than on LCD, in the past…

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Review: Civilization VI on the iPhone is the full experience
Starting today, is available for iPhones on the Apple App Store. It was previously available on iPads but not iPhones. And of course, it has long been a staple of PC and Mac gaming. The new port faces a daunting task—squeezing an extremely complex game onto a tiny screen—and it asks players to shell out for the trouble.